Packing for holiday can be a stressful task. Minimising an entire wardrobe into a week’s worth of outfits is daunting at the best of times, so it’s no surprise that the clothes we wear to the airport are often an afterthought.
But in leaving our airport outfit planning until the last minute, we often risk an uncomfortable few hours within the confiines of the plane. Is there a worse feeling than your jeans digging into your stomach for 8 hours, or a too-tight bra leaving you in pain? Which is why we think that your airport outfit planning is (almost) as important as what you put in your suitcase. From the comfy cover-up you’ll never fly without to the cool carry on you’ll want to use every day, scroll through for our edit of the best buys for the airport…
You’ll never go wrong with a classic white t-shirt, and Gap have some of the best on the high street. At just £12.95 and made from 100% cotton, this is an easy-to-wear buy that will see you through your flight in complete comfort.
Trainers are now officially a fashion must-have, and there’s no better time to embrace the comfortable trend than before a flight. These gorgeous Liberty-print pumps from Superga will brighten any look, and are guaranteed to extend far further than just your flight wardrobe.
Planes can often be chilly, but if you’re lucky enough to be flying to somewhere warm, you’ll want a lightweight cover-up that you can carry when you step off. This season’s must-have bomber jacket is the perfect compromise. Choose versatile khaki and wear it when you get home throught the autumn months.
Match your bag to your suitcase to finish your look – we love this roomy travel bag from Bric for both style and versatility. Opt for a vintage-inspired design that’ll
stand out amongst a sea of black and silver styles.
Banish all thoughts of 90s tracksuit bottoms horror stories, because comfy joggers are back with a vengeance – and designers such as Stella McCartney are leading the trend. These striped trousers look great worn with trainers and a tucked-in t-shirt, and the best part? They’re SO comfy!
A pashmina is the perfect in-flight accompaniment thanks to its versatilty. Wear it as a scarf at the airport to finish your look, or wrap it around your shoulders for some extra warmth. You could even use it as a makeshift blanket if you fancy a snooze on the plane!
Sitting still for hours on end can be hellish if your bra underwire is digging in, which is why we’re shunning structured underwear for something more comfortable on flights. This classic Calvin Klein bralette is comfortable, and gives just the right amount of support for a flight.
We’ve finally found some denim that’s comfortable enough for all-day wear! With no irritating buttons and a flattering, comfy loose fit, these dungarees are both stylish and easy to wear – just add your new t-shirt and trainers to finish the look.
Make like the celebs and strut through the airport in a pair of designer sunnies (or use them to hide your tired eye bags!). Despite the Prada label, these won’t break the bank, and the classic black cat’s eye design is timeless.
If you prefer something a bit less confining than trainers, then this season’s espadrilles are a great option. Choose classic black to pair with your existing holiday wardrobe and wear no matter which country you’re in.
Treat yourself to a little indulgence in the form of a cashmere jumper. This Brora style will be comfy at the airport and on the plane, and can be used on chilly evenings when you reach your destination.
If you haven’t succumbed to the jumpsuits trend yet, there’s no better time than when you’re heading to the airport. This versatile, easy-to-wear style comes with a drawstring waist for ultimate comfort – pull it in to accentuate a waist or wear it loose if you want to get comfy. Navy makes for a great alternative to black.